Tim Tebow’s Wonderlic Prayer Request
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio presents anecdotal evidence that Tim Tebow’s habit of wearing his religion on his sleeve (not to mention his eyeblack) may not translate as well at the next level.
At the Scouting Combine, the Wonderlic exam is administered to players in groups. The 12-minute test is preceded by some brief instructions and comments from the person administering the test.
Per a league source, after the person administering the test to Tebow’s group had finished, Tebow made a request that the players bow their heads in prayer before taking the 50-question exam.
Said one of the other players in response: “Shut the f–k up.” Others players in the room then laughed.
He could have used the help, apparently, judging by his below-average score of 22 out of 50.
As to the NFL’s culture, there’s certainly plenty of room for open displays of religiosity, especially Christianity. But probably not from rookies and not when people are trying to concentrate on something that could determine their next paycheck.